The winter was mild and rainier than usual, replenishing the underground water reserves so precious during the summer. After pruning, the vines wept profusely, manifesting the exuberance of the season within days. The saplings of Feudo Maccari sprout, first the Grillo then the Nero d’Avola, and in no time they reach the height of the stake that supports them. Spring is very fast and June already has summer temperatures. Summer is the season that most symbolizes these territories; the wind cools the microclimate of the clusters in the sapling. Healthy grapes predict in an excellent result that comes with the September harvest. Ripenesses are excellent and clear, phenolic ripening homogeneous, certainly a vintage of balance and elegance that exalts native varieties such as Nero d’Avola and Grillo.
Name of the Wine: Mahâris
Classification: Syrah Sicilia DOC
Production zone: Sicily – Noto
Varieties: 100% Syrah
Average Age the Vines: 31 years
Altitude: 80 metres above the sea level
Trellis: Bush system
Spacing of Rows: 1,25mt. x 1,25mt.
Production per Hectare: 5000/6000 Kilo
Alcohol percentage: 14 % vol.
Suggested Serving Temperature: 18°
Vinification: A temperature-controlled fermentation and maceration for about 18 days
Aging: 12-14 months in small barrels
Bottle aging prior to release: 6 months at least
Colour: Red ruby
Bouquet: Mature fruit and notes of spice
Palate: Deep and well structured
Serving Suggestions: Fine meats, roasts